Newcastle United and Everton will clash tonight at St. James Park as both teams look to return to winning ways. The Magpies held on to a scoreless draw against Manchester United last weekend whereas the visitors suffered a 2-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in their last outing.
The hosts currently sit sixth in the Premier League table, while the Toffees are eight places and five points further back in 14th. Both of them would look to clinch all three points in this midweek contest.
Newcastle United Vs Everton: Talking Tactics
Eddie Howe could probably stick with the favoured 4-3-3 formation and is expected to name a strong team for this home encounter. Joe Willock could get a chance to impress in the midfield while Joelinton drops to the bench.
Frank Lampard should continue with the 4-3-3 formation which earned him back-to-back victories against West Ham United and Southampton. However, the Merseysiders will have to keep their shape in the defence and capitalise on the counter.
Alexander Isak and Allan Saint-Maximin have both suffered major injury setbacks due to their respective thigh and hamstring issues. Matt Ritchie (calf), Karl Darlow (ankle) and Emil Krafth (knee) all remain sidelined for this match due to injuries. Meanwhile, Jonjo Shelvey will be available for selection for this midweek contest.
Newcastle United Predicted XI
Pope; Burn, Botman, Scharr, Trippier; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Murphy
As for Everton, the crisis continues in the defensive third as Ben Godfrey, Nathan Patterson, Andros Townsend and Yerry Mina remain unavailable due to their respective injuries. However, Anthony Gordon will be available for selection for this away encounter after completing his suspension.
Everton Predicted XI
Pickford; Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; Iwobi, Gueye, Onana; Gray, Maupay, Gordon
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